"I am 91 and it’s about time"

Malay Mail reports that James Hong has been inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame.

With over 600 acting credits ranging from Big Trouble In Little China to Kung Fu Panda, the 91-year-old was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday.

Receiving the honour, Hong joked that it was “about time” that he received the award.

“You know I am 91 and it’s about time because if you wait too much longer who knows what will happen but I’m still very active,” Hong said at the event.

“What a beautiful prize. See the dragon inlaid gold and my name on the bottom? It is wonderful and it’s very heavy. I thank everybody and the organisation for this.”

The Asian Hall of Fame wrote in an Instagram post that the “legendary artist overcame tremendous odds to increase Asian representation in film and entertainment.”

Other inductees this year include Judy Chu, Masaharu Morimoto, Cheryl Burke and Wally Yonamine.

Hong will star in the upcoming science-fiction film Everything Everywhere All At Once Michelle Yeoh alongside and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Earlier this year, Daniel Dae Kim was fundraising to get a Hong a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

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